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Letter Tuesday: Friends Are Family You Choose

Happy Tuesday, all! Today I have another lettering project for you. I almost didn’t finish this one, but I’m glad I did. :)

Letter Tuesday: Friends Are Family You Choose

You’ll see in the video below that I originally had Edna Buchanan written below the quote (this quote is found in lots of places, but I did see it attributed to her in a couple places), however I really didn’t like how that looked. So I eventually painted over it with some white gouache. That seemed to fix it enough for me. :)

Letter Tuesday: Friends Are Family You Choose

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy today’s lettering video!

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube


I often get questions about where to purchase the supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! :) The letters below each image are links to stores where you can buy the product. SSS = Simon Says Stamp, AZ = Amazon, etc. Compensated affiliate links used when possible.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.  Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

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  • Reply Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes January 10, 2017 at 8:38 am

    So lovely, as always, Kristina! The gray shadows were the perfect finishing touch. Do you display your lettered quotes in your new craft room? It would be fun to display each Tuesday’s quote on a small easel. Heartfelt thanks for your inspiration! ♡

  • Reply Debbie Fricke January 10, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Hi Kristina! So sorry to hear you’re ending the mail call. I just sent you a card … first time I’ve done anything like this … with a personal note inside. On the other hand, I am always in support of anyone who makes the tough decision to take care of themselves. So … you go girl!!!!!! Making the tough decisions isn’t always easy, but I have found … in my experience … that if I take good care of myself first then I have more left over to share with others. Change often sucks and yet is always for the best (ultimately). Congrats on your decision and I wish you all the best in your other endeavors. I just really appreciate that you take so much time to share what you do!!! Thanks mucho.

  • Reply Miri January 10, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I love your lettering videos a lot. (It’s one of my “goals” for 2017 to experiment with handlettering and practise it. And you’ve always been an excellent and helpful inspiration to me.) What do you do with your beautiful handwritten quotes?

  • Reply Kristie Maynard January 10, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I got a really great deal on a set of Dr. PH Martin’s watercolors and haven’t had a chance to use them yet. Will have to find time soon, they are calling me.

  • Reply Noeau January 10, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Hi Ms K. Beautiful work. Just starting out. How do you keep your lines straight?

  • Reply Cindy C. January 10, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    It’s wonderful, I enjoyed it very much!!

  • Reply Joni S January 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I’m so glad you are doing these Tuesday lettering videos – I learn so much from watching you. Helps me practice my own budding skills…and believe me, they are rough right now, LOL! Thanks for these! It’s always good to know others wish for an udo button, too! :)

  • Reply Stephanie T January 10, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    So, so amazing, Kristina. Thank you for sharing these videos.

  • Reply Tammy Pierce January 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    I really wish I could write like you do on these things it’s fantastic!

  • Reply Teresa Doyle January 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I love watching you work and this ‘quote’ is SO true!

  • Reply barbara lassiter January 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Amazing! Don’t need to say more! :)

  • Reply barbara lassiter January 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Amazing! Don’t need to say more! :)

  • Reply gabbe January 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    you are magic! this is lovely! i so hope someday you’ll teach a hand lettering for beginners class at Online Card Classes-i’d so love it!!

  • Reply Colleen Howell January 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Very pretty and love all the colors

  • Reply Susan W January 13, 2017 at 6:12 am

    You take so much time and put so much care into your pieces. So lovely!

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